“I have never laid hands on and blessed my spouse,” replied the perplexed husband. Why not bless your spouse as often as possible?
In the Old Testament, fathers often laid hands on their children and spoke a blessing. In the New Testament, early Christian leaders often laid hands on people to impart God’s Spirit and blessing as those people served the church or went out to preach the gospel.
Why not bless your spouse? Pray a blessing for prosperity, health, wholeness and intimacy with God. Pray for God’s Spirit to anoint your spouse with power, wisdom and favor at home and work.
Blessing speaks God’s shalom over a person. Shalom means more than peace; it connotes well-being, wholeness, health and prosperity.
So take time today to bless you spouse. Pray for God’s blessing to overflow in her life. Speak God’s shalom into every thing she does and every relationship she has.
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
Num. 6:24–26 NIV
Source: Seventy-Seven Irrefutable Truths Of Marriage [a]Larry Keefauver and Judy Keefauver, Seventy-Seven ...continue
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|a.||⇑||Larry Keefauver and Judy Keefauver, Seventy-Seven Irrefutable Truths of Marriage, (Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers, 2002)|